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Here's how it works Purchase a download code now to pre-load Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. Redeem the code in the Nintendo eShop on Wii U before Nov. 21 to pre-load most of the game. You'll be ready to play after a small update when the game launches on Nov. 21.
Pre-purchase, pre-load, and be ready to play on launch day. Mario! Link! Samus! Pikachu! All of your favorite Nintendo characters are back, along with plenty of new faces, in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, the next entry in the beloved Super Smash Bros. series. Up to four players can battle each other locally or online across beautifully designed stages inspired by classic Nintendo home console games. With a variety of control options and amiibo compatibility, the timeless Super Smash Bros. battles come alive.
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Overall Customer Rating
5 (1 Review)
100% of customers recommend this product.
Bought Wii U just for this game
Posted by: AgentOJ from: on
I purchased a Wii U Deluxe just because Smash bros was coming out. I then got to thinking if I wanted the game in digital or physical format.
Ultimately I ended up going digital. The reason I went digital is because I want to be able to play smash without needing to change discs, and the fact that I don't have time to waste going to the store to buy a physical copy.
Process is easy since you buy online, get emailed an activation code, go into the estore on your wii u, insert code and begin downloading the game. The total download time for me was about 2 1/2 hours (no biggie had it download while I slept) but that can vary depending on your internet speed (I supposedly have time warner at 25 Mbps). The biggest draw back to downloading the game is that it is a big download. For me it was 11.6GB, combined with the 5GB the system already takes up, I am now left with 13GB for save data. For me the space is not a big deal because I only plan on having Smash Bros as a digital download. If you fear you will be running out of hard drive space, then just hook up an external hard drive to your Wii U and you will be good to go.
I am going to see how I like the digital download vs the physical copy. I think I will enjoy not having to get up on those cold days to change the disc to play smash.
PROS for Digital Download:
Don't need to go to the store
No need to worry about scratching the disc (kids)
Don't need to get up to change games
When I switch consoles my digital content will still be there
No paper manuals
No box with artwork
Cannot play on another system unless you tell nintendo you want to activate your account on another Wii
Friends cannot borrow the game (I would not let my friends borrow this game so not an issue for me)
Cannot resale a digital copy
10 out of 10 found this review helpful.
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